Super Food: Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

ssssscvbbBlueberries are an AMAZING superfood, rated by Health Magazine as the second healthiest food for women!Known for their properties to improve your immune system and fight heart disease, Blueberries’ ability to improve physical appearance is not as frequently acknowledged. However, the antioxidants in blueberries have also been shown to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging, helping you look AND feel better!

This recipe for Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes will help you have a delicious, healthy breakfast that the whole family can enjoy while getting a morning boost of antioxidants!

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

Makes 6 pancakes
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, well shaken
  • 2 tablespoons honey, preferably buckwheat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions:
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the two kinds of flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and let it cool slightly. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, honey, egg, and melted butter. Add this to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. In a skillet or on a griddle over medium heat, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter. Drop approximately ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle to make each pancake. When the thick bubbles pop on the non-griddle side and the pancake is browned, flip and brown the other side. Serve with maple syrup.

Thanks to Melissa Graham, Purple Asparagus, Chicago, IL for this recipe and information on the health benefits of blueberries! Check out Melissa’s recipe and more in “A White House Garden Cookbook” by Clara Silverstein.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Be sure to look through our Super Foods recipe collection!

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